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Sony a7C vs Sony a6500 Comparison

In this review, we will be comparing the Sony A7c with the Sony A6500, both of which are Advanced Mirrorless cameras. The Sony A7c was presented on the market in September 2020, while the Sony A6500 was debuted in October of the same year. In this comparison, you can see that A6500 is 4 years older than A7c. Let’s see if the age difference between the two cameras makes a significant impact on their performance.

Because both models are listed among the top in their respective categories of Advanced Mirrorless cameras, we can anticipate a tight matchup. Compared to the other cameras in this class, the Sony A7c is placed first with an overall score of 87, while the Sony A6500 is ranked eighth with a score of 77.

Key Specifications

Sony A7c Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2020-09-14
  • 24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 50 – 204800)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Fully articulated Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 120fps High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 509g. 124 x 71 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Sony A6500 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2016-10-06
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600 ( expands to 51200)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 120fps High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 453g. 120 x 67 x 53 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Sony a6500Versus subline
Sony a7C
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Sony a7C vs Sony a6500 Comparison
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Oct 6, 2016
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
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Magnesium alloy
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
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Sony E-Mount
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
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24 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
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Bionz X
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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Sensor-shift
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Raw (14-bit Sony ARW)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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425
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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921,600
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
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Tilting
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
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11.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (14-bit Sony ARW)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes With an optional app
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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No
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
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Yes
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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No
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
AE BracketingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
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No
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Weight
509 g
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453 g 
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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350

This comparison has concluded with the Sony A7c emerging as the clear winner. In addition to having a higher overall score, it outperforms the Sony A6500 in all but one of the criteria: portability. Although the size difference between both cameras is minor in practice, it is not a significant disadvantage for the Sony A7c in terms of use.

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